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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

1:30 p.m.

Andres Salguero imageSing, shake and sound out rhythms while trying regional Latin dances and practicing Spanish words. Dance to La Bamba, discover the colors in Spanish and meet friends of all kinds, including an iguana named Juana!

For ages birth -- 5.

1:30 p.m.

children with goggles onThis summer come learn about Bioscience!
Build models of plant and animal cells and learn how they are similar and different. Discover why cells are important for life. Use magnifying glasses to examine everyday things up close and microscopes to look inside the cells of plants and animals. Learn about bacteria and find out why some bacteria are helpful and others are harmful.
Advance registration required. Registration begins June 1. Come to the library to register or call 202-541-6351 for more information. Space is limited.
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Level I (Grades 2-3)
3- 4 p.m. Level II (Grades 4-6)
GSK Science in the Summer is a free science education program sponsored by GSK, in partnership with AAAS and the DC Public Library.

2:00 p.m.

Girl holding a picture of sunshineJoin us this summer for summer-themed arts and craft activities. Kids will be able to make crafts to take home while having lots of fun!

Every Tuesday at 2 p.m. starting June 24 through Aug. 19 in the children's programming space on the second floor.

It is recommended for kids ages 3-12.

2:00 p.m.

Confused about how to download books and media to your e-Reader? 

Come to our e-Reader Drop-In Clinic, Tuesdays from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Bring your fully charged iPads, Kindles, Nooks, tablets, smart phones or laptops and cords! You will also need your library card.

Don't have a library card? Don't worry, it will only take a couple minutes to sign up!

2:00 p.m.

Henna ApplicationLearn the art of henna body art application!
Henna is thought to bring joy, togetherness and natural beauty — the perfect way to kick off your summer.
Earn your Get Crafty badge for Summer Reading by participating in this program!

Every Tuesday from 2 - 4 p.m. in our Teen Space.

Spark a Reaction
 this summer to win prizes!

Check our calendar for more events at your library.

Click here for complete info about the Library's Summer Reading Programs and sponsors.

Photo used through Creative Commons/ McKay Savage

2:00 p.m.

duct tape bow tieCalling All Creative Teens! Come join us at Takoma Park Neighborhood Library for a bow tie affair. Teens and pre-teens between the ages of 9 and 19 will craft duct tape bow ties. How cool is that! The fun goes on July 29 at 2 p.m. in the meeting room.

2:00 p.m.

google maker campFrancis Gregory Library is now a site for Maker Camp from Google and Make: magazine! Every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, we will be watching a team of makers as they build awesome projects, go on epic virtual "field trips", and interview the world's coolest makers. 

MakerCamp starts at 2 p.m. in the large meeting room upstairs. All kids and teens below the age of 18 welcome. Go to the Maker Camp website for a daily schedule. Call 202-698-6373 with any questions. 

2:30 p.m.

kidslovekaraokeBy popular demand, we are bring back "KIDS LOVE KARAOKE" as part of our weekly summer programming primarily for ‘tweens (ages 9 - 13 years old).

Do you have a secret dream of auditioning for American Idol or The Voice?

Rosedale Neighborhood Library will give you the opportunity to have fun while practicing and showing off your vocal gifts in a supportive, friendly environment before you get discovered!

Sign up to participate as a solo or duet act or applaud your friends for their courageous, stellar performances.

2:30 p.m.

A time of stories, songs, and rhymes designed to foster early literacy in infants, for children ages 0-12 months. Space is limited, please call 202-282-3073 to register.

2:30 p.m.

kids doing ScienceLet's learn science every Tuesday at 2:30 pm by doing experiments in the Children's Programming Room.
For children ages 5-12.

3:00 p.m.

Tweens and teens will make buttons of their own design with a button maker.  Teens can make the Summer Reading badges they earn into buttons to show their progress!

3:30 p.m.

Come watch an animated, anime, or live action film!

Appropriate for families and ages 5 and older.

4:00 p.m.

Come hang out at the library every Tuesday afternoon and relax with the Wii and more!

Check our online calendar for more Teen events at DC Public Library.

Ages 13-19.

4:00 p.m.

beakersThis summer, discover new worlds at your library! 

Explore STEAM subjects through activities, demonstrations, crafts, and experiments.

Topic to be announced in mid-June. 

For children 5-12.

4:00 p.m.

Join us on Tuesday afternoons for take-home crafts, games and other activities!

Ages 5-12

4:30 p.m.

DC Youth Slam TeamCome to the Teen Space every Tuesday afternoon to participate in an exciting poetry workshop and let your imagination soar.

Workshop is run as part of the DC Youth Slam Team, a subset of the Split This Rock poets association. Please contact Jonathan Tucker at 202.787.5279 to sign up for the class.

Ages 13-19.

4:30 p.m.

This two-hour course takes up where PC for Beginners 1 leaves off. Objectives include solidifying typing, email and Internet skills as well as learning how to create and manage files and folders, edit text, attach files to email messages and understand memory and storage basics. This class meets twice a week for five weeks. 

Prerequisite: Passing, completing or testing out of PC for Beginners 1. Pre-registration is required.

To register for classes, please call Byte Back at 202-529-3395 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.  

When registration is closed, you may contact Byte Back to join our calling list. ByteBack will call all interested students next time registration begins.  

IMLS logoByteBack logoCurriculum and training provided by ByteBack.

Technology for this program made possible through a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

4:30 p.m.

Origami fox

Do you like Origami, the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures? If so, join us every Tuesday and Thursday where we will make cranes, ties, frogs, foxes and whatever other designs we find! Never done Origami before? Come anyway and learn with us!

Recommended ages 7-12
4:30 p.m.

Express Yourself BadgeJoin us for a teen writing workshop with 826DC! Earn the Express Yourself or Get Crafty badges when you participate in this program.

Exquisite Corpse is a parlor game popular among the Surrealists of the early 20th Century. Players begin with part of a drawing or poem, then pass their creation to their neighbor, who adds the next part of the image or composition without seeing much or any of what has already been done. This yields fun and surprising results.  

Spark a Reaction this summer to win prizes!  

Check our calendar for more events at your library.  
Click here for complete info about the Library’s Summer Reading Programs and sponsors.  

5:00 p.m.

Have some great ideas for teen programs? Want to help plan the next teen party?

Come to the Teen Space for Teen Advisory Group! We meet every Tuesday. 

Call 202-698-6373 for more information.

5:30 p.m.

bootleg coverThe book for this month's Teen Book Club is Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition by Karen Blumenthal. Come to the teen space at 5:30 p.m. to talk about the book, or just to talk about prohibition. 

6:00 p.m.

eReader pictureCome into the library and learn how to download ebooks and electronic audiobooks from our website.

Bring your own e-Reader for hands-on instruction.

For more information, call 202-541-6100.

6:00 p.m.

Stuffed teddy bear in pajamasYou come in your pajamas, maybe bring a favorite stuffed animal, and we'll provide the bedtime stories.

For ages 6 months to 5 years.

6:00 p.m.

Image of Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's StoneJoin us in celebrating Wizard Week at Palisades Library!

Since J.K. Rowling's birthday is this week, we're showing a very special movie based on her best-selling book Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone.  Follow Harry, Ron, and Hermione on their very first journey to Hogwarts, and find out why Harry is known as "the boy who lived." 

You bring the family, and we'll bring the popcorn, plus special wizardly treats!

Rated PG.  Runtime of 148 minutes.

6:00 p.m.

Beat the summer doldrums with five fast-paced cult classics. Please contact for more information.

6:00 p.m.

Come and participate in the chess club activities at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library. Every Tuesday, engage your chess moves with other players.
This program is open to youth ages 10 to 16.  Call 202-715-7707 for more information.

6:15 p.m.

For those who need to come into the world of computers, this is the class for you. Overcome your fears and gain the skills that can get you ready for the workplace. Also take the Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing class as a perfect complement to PC Basics. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.

Instructor: J. Gregory
Computer Lab, Room 311

Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well.

You will learn to:

  • Identify basic computer components and operating system features.
  • Execute basic mouse techniques.
  • Perform basic keyboard strokes and functions.
  • Identify and navigate the features of the desktop.
  • Open and exit software programs.
  • Identify and navigate the Windows environment of Microsoft software applications.
  • Create and save a document to the desktop or to a flash drive.

Please bring your own flash drive to save class documents, or send them to your email account.

6:30 p.m.

Come make new friends and reconnect with old friends. The club meets the third Tuesday of the month, unless otherwise noted. Engage in thought-provoking conversations and share your interests.

At each meeting, the book for the month is chosen. The Deanwood Library will provide a copy of the book to check out if you have a DC Public Library card.

Light refreshments are served.

Free and open to the public.


6:30 p.m.

Join us at Northwest One for free Yoga lessons every Tuesday except the first Tuesday of the month.

We welcome all skill levels and provide mats!

Classes are an hour long.

7:00 p.m.

Come to our ESL English Conversation Club, where you can practice your English skills in a casual environment. This conversation group is for English learners at all levels, but participants should have some English knowledge. This is an open group, and you can drop in at anytime between 7 and 8 pm.  

Ven al Club de Conversación en Ingles (ESL English Conversation Club) para practicar y conversar en ingles en un entorno relajado. El grupo de conversación es para todos los niveles, pero los participantes deben tener un nivel básico de inglés. Puedes participar todos los martes cuando quieras entre las 7:00 y 8:00 de la noche.